- Billie Eilish is calling out those who branded her a “sell out” for changing her image.
- Taking to Instagram stories, Eilish said her style naturally evolved during her five-year career.
- “Did you know that women are multifaceted,” the singer wrote. “Women-hating ass weirdos.”
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Billie Eilish is labeling anyone who’s called her a “sellout” for changing her image as “bozos” and “women-hating ass weirdos.”
In a series of Instagram stories posted by the 21-year-old singer on Saturday, Eilish refused to take criticism for the way her style has naturally evolved over her five-year career lying down.
In the first story, she said she was taking a moment to address comments she’d gotten recently in a “letter.”
Billie Eilish addressed her critics in a series of Instagram stories. Billie Eilish/Instagram
“I spent the first 5 years of my career getting absolutely OBLITERATED by you fools for being boy ish and dressing how i did & constantly being told i’d be hotter if i acted like a woman,” she wrote. “Now when i feel comfortable enough to wear anything remotely feminine or fitting, i CHANGED and am a sellout.”
“You guys are true idiots,” Eilish wrote, calling her critics “bozos.”
Over the years, Eilish has opened up about why she felt more comfortable wearing baggier clothing early in her career, which many saw as her signature style. In a 2020 interview with Dazed, Eilish said loose-fitting clothing helped her physical insecurities.
“The only reason I did it was ‘cos I hated my body,” she said. A year prior, Eilish explained in a Calvin Klein ad that she chose to wear oversized clothes because she didn’t want anyone to have an opinion about her body. “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you know?”
Billie Eilish attends the 2023 Met Gala. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
But since skyrocketing to fame, Eilish has shown a gradual style evolution, experimenting with more form-fitting, feminine looks. At the 2023 Met Gala, for example, she wore an entirely sheer, black custom Simone Rocha gown that featured an Agent Provocateur corset underneath the halter overlay.
And in her subsequent Instagram stories, the “Bad Guy” singer made clear that she – like anyone else – has the right to wear what she pleases.
“Did you know that women are multifaceted,” Eilish wrote. “Believe it or not women can be interested in multiple things.”
She went on to add that “femininity does not equal weakness” and advised followers that it’s normal to want to express themselves differently at different stages in their lives.
Taking one last hit at her critics in one of the final stories in the series, Eilish called them: “Women-hating ass weirdos.”